ARPIN INTERNATIONAL GROUP
As the cost of living continues to rise, another strike in the transport sector is announced. Around 1,900 Unite union members will walk out on 21 August after rejecting an offer from Felixstowe Dock and Railway Company. Negotiations failed after the port, owned by a CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd. unit, didn’t improve its offer of a 7% pay increase.
According to Unite, eight days of strike action at the port will run from Sunday, 21 August, to Monday, 29 August.
Felixstowe, northeast of London, is a crucial hub for imports and some exports from the UK, accounting for nearly half the country’s container trade. According to the union, the strikes will have a massive effect on supply chains and cause severe disruption to the international maritime business.
Your Arpin Service team is aware of all shipments that may be impacted and will ensure appropriate parties are kept informed of any potential service disruption.